Shortcuts Pt 2

By Cameron Jones

The 55 Minute Question is a show inspired by questions, and the thinking that follows them. It is a show that is loosely inspired by a quote attributed to Einstein: that to solve a problem, spend 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, and the remaining 5 minutes on the solution. The 55 Minute Question is a show that believes what education needs now, more than ever, is big ideas and a space to try them on. Because as Chris Phillips writes in Socrates Cafe, and Gord Downie sang, “life is not a dress rehearsal.” This is our life.

Continuing with our theme of shortcuts, Stephen and Cameron discuss the foundational, driving questions for a Royal Commission on Learning; we consider how essential glib notions about education might actually be to the conversation, and, try as we might, we get stuck in why on a path to how, all along thinking about the infinite mindset necessary to imagine an education focussed on children and learning.